National Homebrew Day 2017

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dfranzen
(Dirk Franzen)
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National Homebrew Day 2017

The AHA created "Big Brew" to celebrate National Homebrew Day. This year it is Saturday, May 6 (which also happens to be Derby Day). I am hosting an event at my house, and would like to invite anyone who would like to come and brew that day to join in. It's not a competition, just an opportunity for club members to enjoy some comradery, a fun day of brewing, grilling, and some beer drinking. There are three "official recipes" listed by the AHA on their website, but you are free to brew anything you like. As long as there isn't a monsoon, there is ample paved space for many brewers. If you don't want to brew and just want to come by and socialize, that's ok too. I'll probably start brewing about 9 am, but I'm up early for those that want to get set up and going earlier, or feel free to come later. Everyone is welcome to stay and watch the Derby as well. The nationwide simultaneous toast will take place at 1pm ET. The event has already been registered with the AHA. Hopefully we can get a good turnout, get a good group picture, and maybe a little recognition for our club in an upcoming issue of Zymurgy. If you're planning on attending, please try to let me know at least a week before so I can plan on how much food will be needed. Hope to see you there, cheers!

5250 Raven Creek Court, Lexington
dirk757@earthlink.net
859 940-1454

dfranzen
(Dirk Franzen)
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The Derby Day Big Brew is

The Derby Day Big Brew is rapidly approaching: Saturday May 6. If you haven't already let me know that you're attending, please try to do so by the beginning of next week so I can get a handle on how much food to have. You probably have already been sent an email about the sour barrel fill. This would be a great time to brew yours if you're planning on participating. I'm going to start brewing around 9am, but if you want to get started earlier, feel free. I'm up at the crack of dawn. If you want to start later, that's fine too. If you don't feel like brewing, just stop by for some food, beer, and maybe even a Mint Julep for the Derby.
859 940-1454
dirk757@earthlink.net

dfranzen
(Dirk Franzen)
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I received an email from Matt

I received an email from Matt Bolling at AHA offering some perks in honor of this being the 20th anniversary of the Big Brew. Anyone who joins or renews their AHA membership between now and May 12 will receive a free copy of Modern Homebrew Recipes by Gordon Strong, as well as being automatically entered in their Spring Bling Giveaway for a chance to win cool stuff from Blichman, Yeti, MoreBeer, etc. The first 120 people using the Big Brew offer code will also receive 4 oz of Waimea hops. Our code is BIGBREW3970.

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